Lydon isn’t advocating an end to planning but encourages more short-term doing, experimenting, testing (which can be a far more satisfying alternative to waiting for projects to pass). While this may not directly change existing codes or zoning regulations, that’s O.K. because, as Lydon explains, the practices employed “shine a direct light on old ways of thinking, old policies that are in place.”
What does pass here mean? To emerge? To finish? To get official approval?
It sounds like some approval process to me. If it's talking about gov't, then any expenditures on projects would need to be passed as legislation before the project can commence.